Bombay Central

Project Overview
Set in the heart of bustling Harrow, an area popular with discerning diners, the Bombay Central team approached Kers with a common problem – that of increasing utility bills.
It’s an issue which has put more and more pressure on the restaurant and hospitality sector in recent years and, mindful of that, the owners of the soon to be opened Bombay Central restaurant were keen to ensure that their contemporary commercial kitchen – which is set over two floors – was as energy efficient as it could be.
The Brief
Bombay Central’s main priority was to ensure that hot water and heat generation was carried out in a manner as energy efficient as possible to reduce utility bills and lower energy consumption. With both of these elements met, the venue’s busy commercial kitchen would be future proofed and compliant with the new low carbon initiative. This needed to be accomplished without costly and potentially disruptive changes being required further down the line.
The Solution

After a discussion with the Kers team, our experienced consultants were dispatched to Bombay Central in Harrow. Their remit was to get a better appreciation of the proposed kitchen layout in the 200 cover premises, identify any potential problems and fully understand any constraints or issues that could impact on the operation in future.

Following an in-depth appraisal of the restaurant and kitchen, the Kers team was able to offer expert advice along with recommendations on the most appropriate energy-saving technology. This was done with a view of both meeting the project goals of reducing energy bills and lowering the restaurant’s carbon footprint while also remaining compliant with low carbon regulations both in place now and likely to be introduced in the future.

The Kers HT commercial kitchen heat recovery system was identified as the perfect solution. It was selected to capture the high-temperature waste heat from the cookline and convert that heat into free hot water for the whole restaurant.

Kers HT Titaninum collectors were installed together with the KersH3 controller which monitors and directs which utility takes precedence (hot water, heating etc.) and then feeds directly into the Thermo stores. The whole system runs at less than 3 amp, making it extremely efficient.

The Results

Bombay Central have an extremely low energy, low carbon heat recovery system which provides hot water to the restaurant and kitchen.

Because the system reuses the energy already generated, the only running cost is the less than 3amp controller itself.

We calculate a 98% recycled energy and 98% low carbon energy outcome – mission accomplished!

Checking back in with Bombay Central 18 months after the installation took place, the Kers team were thrilled to hear Rishi Lakhani, CEO of Bombay Central say, “It’s great that we have our hot water being generated by the waste heat from the kitchen and the plus is, it’s saving us money on our utility bills too.”

KERS Innovations technologies reduce your bills and divert wasted energy back into your business. Good for the environment, good for your bottom line.